Black Lizard – All Her Time


Helsinki, Finland based Black Lizard (founded 2010) fuse hypnotic rock music with primitive psychedelia and 1970s proto-punk.

To some, the band sounds a bit like a modern version of neo-psychedelic classics such as Brian Jonestown Massacre, Spacemen 3 or brmc. In the last couple of years Black Lizard have played a plethora of diverse live shows, during which they’ve managed to create their own distorted signature sound.

All Her Time is taken from their 2nd album Solarize.

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Kassassin Street – Centre Straight Atom


Portsmouth band Kassassin Street  are the antidote to unimaginative guitar bands. Disenchanted with the current crop of indie rock, the Southsea based band are carving their own course, creating intense and danceable psychedelia with soaring melodies and infectious groove

Centre Straight Atom follows on from the success of their debut single The Royal Handkerchief Ballet. The debut was praised by critics including Tom Robinson at BBC 6Music and NME who featured the unsigned band in their Radar section and Buzz Playlist of the Week.

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Deep Sea Arcade – Black Cat

Deep Sea Arcade’s reverberated pop recalls Portishead and The Zombies yet with a unique character and charm.

The band began as a songwriting and home recording project for founding members and school mates Nic McKenzie and Nick Weaver when they were in their mid teens. After years developing a large catalogue of demo recordings McKenzie and Weaver banded with guitarists Tim Chamberlain and Simon Relf and drummer Carlos Adura, giving the music an energy and scope that was previously out of reach.

Black Cat is the first taste from Deep Sea Arcade’s sophomore record (to be released 2014).

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Golden Animals – All Your Life

A self-styled retro-indie-folk-psychedelic-blues duo, Golden Animals was originally formed in Brooklyn, NY, by American vocalist/guitarist Tommy Eisner and Swedish-born drummer/backing vocalist Linda Beecroft.

After recording their first EP in 2006, the couple embarked on a cross-country pilgrimage that brought them to the barren wastes of the California desert, where they began composing new music while house-sitting for cult figure Gordon Kennedy, author of the natural living, pre-hippie manual Children of the Sun.

Thus was spawned the Golden Animals’ significantly ’60s infused 2008 debut album, Free Your Mind and Win a Pony, which was produced by indie rock maven Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Blonde Redhead).

All Your Life is taken from their second album Hear Eye Go.

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Source: Allmusic

Temples – Keep In The Dark

Temples, described as a neo-psych duo from Kettering, England, is formed by James Bagshaw (vocals & guitar) and Thomas Warmsley (bass & backing vocals), and supported by Sam Toms (drums) & Adam Smith (keys).

Like Fleet Foxes and Tame Impala before them, Temples have no problem in looking backwards as they aim to move forwards.  Whilst the Seattleites favour some Laurel Canyon inspired acoustic revelry, and the Aussies add a little prog rock to their psyche-gumbo, Temples adopt a  Byrdsian outlook circa Eight Miles High, even adding some twelve-string Rickenbacker firepower to wit.

New single Keep In The Dark will be released on October 7th.

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